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Old 10-18-13, 05:24 AM   #1
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Default what did and didn't work with windows 8.1 pro rtm

I installed my update of windows 8.1 yesterday,twice. Basically I found out that my antivirus(avast free 2014 edition) uses hardware virtualization. I turned it back on my cpu after installing win 8.1 pro the 1st time. It screwed my files and apps. When I installed a second time, it took 2 and 1/2 hours to download 3.5gb mid afternoon (my connection is 25mbit and it took 10-20 mins the 1st time at 7am). Slow because everyone else did the same and must have been pushing microsoft's servers yesterday. Anyhow, this is what worked and didn't work once I got my OS installled:

Didn't work:
-Zone Alarm free antivirus and firewall (they don't have a win 8.1 compatible version out yet)
-Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (also formerly known as exploit shield, won't turn on it's shield in 8.1)
-Realplayer (stops installing half way through, did this with windows 8 until they released a new version)
-emco malware destroyer (won't scan, says it needs admin right, ran as admin, still didn't scan)

Did work:
-Asus AI suite 2 for windows 8.1
-Asus GPU tweak
-Nvidia 331.40 beta drivers (wddm 1.3,sli works too,2x gtx 760's)
-Nvidia geforce experience 1.6.1
-Nvidia PHYSX 9.13.0725
-Intel RST whql
-Asmedia usb 3.0 104x 1.16.12 drivers
-intel MEI whql
-realtek nic drivers 8.021
-Creative recon 3d pci-e drivers
-Brother MFC-7065DN windows 8 version c1 driver
-cfosspeed 9.05 build 2078
-Dataram Ramdisk freeware version 4.0.3 RC1
-Cooler Master Spawn mouse software

-Avast free antivirus 2014 (gmail pop3 3rd clients users note: you can't use mail shield because gmail changed ssl sockets to 995,this might be adjustable in paid versions of avast 2014)
-IoBit advanced systemcare 7 beta 3
-ccleaner 4.06
-firefox nightly 27.0a1
-thunderbird daily 27.0a1
-microsoft silverlight 5.1.20913
-malwarebytes anti-malware
-birghtfort spywareblaster 5.0
-Gibson research unplug and pray
-spybot search and destroy 2.2.225 game collector 5.2 movie collector music collector
-nero burning rom 12
-powerarchiver 2013
-adobe acrobat reader
-adobe flash player 11.9
-adobe shockwave player 12
-divx 10
-k-lite mega codec pack
-oracle java 8 release 111
-ultimate windows tweaker 2.2 (everything except internet explorer tweaks)
-insane matt's game save manager
-wise disk cleaner
-wise registry cleaner
-valve steam
-Deus Ex: Human revolution missing link dlc (steam)
-EA sports Madden NFL 08 (with football freaks 13 mod from
-treexy driver fusion 1.7.0
-tweaknow registry cleaner 7.26
-auslogics registry cleaner
-mozilla lightning 2.9a1 for thunderbird daily 27.0a1
-razer game booster 4.068
-anvisoft cloud system booster
-malware bytes anti rootkit beta (latest)
-chris tv online premium 9.50
-vlc media player 2.1.0 win32
-veetle tv 0.9.19
-kaspersky tdsskiller
-kaspersky capperkiller
-moz backup (for backing up mozilla thunderird and firefox data)
-ccleaner enhancer 3.8
-video downloadhelper for firefox add-on
-apple qucktime 7.7.4
-Gibson research dcombobulator
-IObit Start menu 8 1.3.0
-Nero 12 full suite (non-platinum)

BTW, you may notice when you install win 8.1, that your network system tray icon has a x in it. If you go to network and sharing center, it will say you have internet access. And yes, you will have internet access. It's a win 8.1 bug.
gigabyte z97x gaming gt mb, 8gb ddr3-1866 mhz ram in dual channel,intel core i7 4790 3.6 ghz quad core cpu, zotac gtx 970 4gb vc,OCZ vector 150 240 gb ssd x 2 in raid 0,evga 1200p2 1200watt 80 plus platinum psu,corsair carbide 500r white case,lg 16x bluray writer, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,seiki 39 inch 4k tv, zalman zm-gm3 8200 dpi mouse ,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,adata 16gb usb 2.0 flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sound blaster zxr pci-e sc,logitech z906 5.1 speakers

I'd rather walk with God in the Dark than shine in the light alone.

Last edited by wheeljack12; 10-19-13 at 06:51 AM. Reason: added Nero 12 full suite,updated nic version,added note
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